Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 23:55:01 GMT
From: Zekkye <zekkyenopsam.spamblechhh.ca>
Subject: Re: buy advice 1984 Saab 900 Sport?


Thanx for the heads-up Dexter... I'm actually in Victoria BC, also where this Saab is that I'm considering. Being on Shaw internet, posts often appear to come from Calgary where their head office resides. I'll snoop around for some good Saab mechanics... there's one garage downtown that specializes in European cars (that's where the Peugeot went)... great guys. I'll ask them how they feel about working on Saabs. The Peugeot was a great car, only 150,000km on board, but the driver's side front strut blew through, and I couldn't find replacement parts cheap enough to cost-justify (it was also another sub-$1000 beater). The fellow I sold it to was planning on using it as a parts car for his Peugeot, but once he saw it, decided to part out his own car and fix up mine. (!) Cheers, Wade Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org> wrote in news:3F1728B2.45FD6FC0nopsamlamelame.org: > Salutations: > > Being a Peugeot flagellant (great cars too BTW) you will understand > that you may have a parts problem out in Calgary (which I think is > where this SAAB is).. While I totally agree with brother Dave > regarding desirability - I would sooo have this machine checked over > by a good wrench miester you trust before any cash changes hands.. > > Get a good one and it will be a joy out to 600,000kms+ with regular > maintenance - get a bad one and it will bleed you dry before sucking > much of the joy of life out of you.. The mileage is really good on > this one, mostly Highway too I'll bet given your local, but it's > almost too good.. > > I would have a private pro shop carefully go over the compression, the > under body, the exhaust system, the brakes, the suspension, the > clutch/transmission (an hour a normal shop - about $50 here) before > picking up this one's ticket.. It might be that someone had put > together something out of parts (which is amazingly easy to to on that > vintage of SAAB).. > > If you see a good old 9000 body with a squeaked motor anywhere out > there in that price range - flag me.. > > -- > > J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ > all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads > no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time > > Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day > Martin Lee - You Was > http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/098.RAM >

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